Shopping and Dining: Radda in Chianti, a six minute drive away offers a few specialty food shops, a couple restaurants and a COOP supermarket with a pharmacy and ATM nearby. Castellina, within 18 minutes, has restaurants, cafes, pizzerie, a small grocery and a small yet varied selection of shops carrying products from local farms and artisans.
Golf: Circolo del Golf dell'Ugolino, south of Florence, is just under an hour and is open year round. Closed on Monday.
Festivals & Events: Settembre Gaiolese is a month long fair in Gaiole in Chianti featuring Chianti wines, local cheeses and prized cinta senese pork.
Open Air Markets: Morning markets are held in Castellina in Chianti and Greve in Chianti every Saturday morning, in Panzano on Sunday, in Poggibonsi and Strada in Chianti on Tuesday, in Siena on Wednesday and in Monteriggioni and San Gimignano on Thursday.